Understanding Contingent Worker Redeployment


In today’s hotly contested market, organizations are losing talent in a matter of minutes and seconds rather than days and weeks. In this landscape, savvy organizations are looking for new ways to retain their top-tier contingent workers rather than losing them and having to waste precious time and money re-recruiting, re-sourcing, and re-onboarding these positions.

Contingent worker redeployment offers a smart way to achieve these objectives. It typically involves working with an analytics partner and Vendor Management System (VMS) to combine an organization’s “open roles” with various pieces of active workforce data. Done properly, this can provide insights into which workers are coming off assignment and might be a potential fit for new needs.

Positive outcomes of strategic, proactive worker redeployment include:

  • - Cost Savings
  • - Greater Talent Level
  • - Better Culture Fit
  • - Faster Time to Fill

Several of PRO Unlimited’s clients have recently realized the benefits of redeployment. For example, a leading life-sciences company began using PRO’s Wand VMS redeployment dashboard to match new opportunities with existing workers to drive savings, efficiency and quality. Since it began using the dashboard, the time to fill and worker survey ratings have been substantially better for the redeployed fills compared to other fills.

The redeployment dashboard has also helped reduce recruiting, onboarding and vacancy costs since the workers are already in the program and can be redeployed quickly.

With the right approach, redeployment delivers benefits to not only the hiring organization but also to suppliers (less resources expended) and workers (stay at companies they like without a break in compensation). Furthermore, with a little bit of creativity redeployment can be leveraged in different ways beyond just traditional end-of-engagement scenarios.

To get more details on redeploying contingent workers, including initial steps to consider when implementing this approach, check out PRO’s redeployment article at Forbes.com.

If you or a member of your team would benefit from a further discussion on how PRO is helping companies implement winning contingent workforce management programs globally, please contact PRO at 800.291.1099 or email at info@prounlimited.com.

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